Monday, 6 April 2020

Gippsland has its first graduates of a new program backed by the Andrews Labor Government aimed at setting employees up with skills that can be taken to any job.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP today sent her congratulations to 20 people from local industry, government and the community who have completed the first Gippsland Micro-credentialing of Enterprise Skills Program, an initiative delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA).

Enterprise skills are generic skills that are transferrable across different jobs and industries. These include communication, problem-solving, decision-making, strategic thinking and teamwork.

Many employers now recognise these skills as core abilities to have in the workplace, in addition to any required technical skills.

In partnership with the University of Melbourne, local industry and education providers, the LVA has rolled out this program specifically designed for Gippsland, with communication and collaborative problem-solving identified as the most sought-after enterprise skills.

The first group of 20 participants to complete the Program includes people from several employers including Latrobe Regional Hospital, TAFE Gippsland, and ArcBlue Consulting.

Participants are required to complete a series of online assessments to earn a digital enterprise skills profile from the University of Melbourne.

Registrations are now open for the second program, which will commence on Monday 20 April and is free to undertake.

For more information or to enrol visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP

“We know how important it is to boost the employability of everyone in the Gippsland region.  The program will be well-recognised and reputable within industry both locally and nationally.”

“This new program is helping locals to get their enterprise skills recognised by employers – whether their goal is career advancement, new job opportunities or simply enhancing their résumé.”

Quote attributable to CEO Latrobe Valley Authority, Karen Cain

“The Latrobe Valley Authority is pleased to partner with the University of Melbourne and local industry to develop a program that recognises the enterprise skills that are highly sought-after by Gippsland employers.”